PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A shooting outside a Northeast Portland bar left three people injured and businesses damaged early Sunday morning.
The shooting occurred near the corner of Northeast Broadway and Northeast 14th Avenue shortly after 2 a.m., Portland Police Bureau said.
It’s the second violent shooting outside a Portland bar or restaurant in the last three days.
Police said a man and two women were injured in the Northeast Broadway shooting. They were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.
There were so many shots fired, bullets shattered windows at the nearby Five Star Cleaners. The owner, Michael Maggard, said this was not the news he wanted to get.
“It’s heartbreaking. I mean, just getting the information at home this morning was the last thing I expected,” Maggard said.
He spent Sunday morning cleaning up the mess and contacting companies to repair the glass.
“To run down here and spend the day trying to get it secured and repaired, it’s going to be costly. It’s going to be time-consuming, and it’s something that there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight at this point,” he said.
Maggard said this is the second time his business has been damaged in a shooting in the last month. He said on Labor Day weekend, people started shooting at one another in the back parking lot of the cleaners and nine bullets struck the building.
He said people often loiter in the area late at night and he believes some of the recent shootings are attributed to groups of people who have been hanging around some of the bars and clubs in the area at closing time.
He said, “Between the homeless elements and the club activity, those are two things that are really disheartening and there needs to be a plan to clean up the streets.”
He believes more police patrols are needed and more city resources should be dedicated to fixing these problems.
The Enhanced Community Safety Team is handling the shooting investigation.
Police said the suspects left before officers arrived and so far, no arrests have been made.
Authorities asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact them via email here and reference Case No. 21-268543.